Note from Shiloh about Tonantzin, The Red Thread and The Birth of Cosmic Cowgirls I am so excited and grateful that my dear friend, Native Elder Tonantzin Cihualcoutl Guerra will be joining us for the whole weekend and sharing with us through the Native American circle teachings as well as the Indigenous stories surrounding Our…
Go where you are called. Follow your natural affinity towards the love you feel and see where it leads you. Don’t think it needs to be huge or lofty or of the “save the world” quality. Listen closely to what you feel is important and go where it goes – and keep on going and eventually you will find yourself in the middle of your unique service.
I think the revelation was sparked by my friends who are in divorce conversations – what I hear the most is what they want the other person to say or do that they are not saying or doing. The love is not usually in question, but communication IS in question. So. In my love and suffering for my girlfriends, I contacted a deep longing for my husband.
what are the tools you are using to bless you right now?
what are the practices and commitments you are making to keep peace in your inner world?
what are the ways in which you choose to bountiful in the face of challenging times?
To create and live a lifework, for me anyway, means there is a YOU. A being on the other side who is the inspiration for our offerings, our work, the expression of our hearts. The people we may not know, but in our hearts we long to bless and connect with.
Jesus spoke of the peace that passes understanding, and loving our neighbors as ourselves, and even, loving our enemies. When my mountain top experience (which did happen on a mountain top) happened, I was so overcome with emotion! With tears. With anger. With passion. It was indeed like a third birthing.
There are different forms of activism. And I think that those on the front lines of suffering, and those suffering, benefit in some metaphysical way from those us who dance for healing – who paint for transformation – who make chicken soup for family members – who garden to bring healing to the earthy – who do yoga bring world peace. Does it sound -oh-so-california?
When Grandma asked for her coat – my Mama Caron got her turquoise blue velvet coat out of the closet. When Grandma asked for her shoes, my Mama put her little blue slippers on her feet.
And it was so clear – that when I am speaking of creativity, it is NOT about being able to call oneself an artist – although that is good too. But about creativity as the spiritual practice, the mechanism through which to process the unsolved mysteries which knock on our door and pull at our heart.